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Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 09:34 AM CDT

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Spending on cancer treatments has spiked past the $100 billion mark globally over the past five years, with almost half that amount in the U.S. alone, NBC News reported, citing a report released Thursday. The...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 08:56 AM CDT

Competitive Cyclist, 70, Encourages Seniors to Stay Active

Competitive Cyclist, 70, Encourages Seniors to Stay Active

At 70-years-old, competitive cyclist Zoltan Zsohar, better known as “Z” by family and close friends, is motivating senior citizens to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 08:19 PM CDT

Terminix Ranks Dallas-Fort Worth Tops for Mosquitoes

Terminix Ranks Dallas-Fort Worth Tops for Mosquitoes

In health headlines, pest control company Terminix has ranked its most mosquito-infested cities across the U.S and Dallas-Fort Worth comes in at number one. And a study by the North American Menopause Society...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 08:14 PM CDT

Catheter Device Designed to Remove Extra Fluid in Heart

Catheter Device Designed to Remove Extra Fluid in Heart

Heart failure occurs when the heart can't pump enough blood to the body's other organs, causing a buildup of fluid. A new treatment is now being used for the first time in the U.S. that is designed to quickly...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 07:04 PM CDT

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement will endanger human health and make it hard to prevent even more damage from global warning, medical groups told NBC...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 04:24 PM CDT

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children<br /><br />

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there's now enough evidence that a lab technique that removes the virus is a...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 10:04 AM CDT

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 08:54 PM CDT

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue that together would generate...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 11:45 AM CDT

New Treatment Options After a Stroke

New Treatment Options After a Stroke

Doctors can now remove stroke-inducing blood clots up to 24 hours after their formation.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 05:52 PM CDT

Health Headlines for Wednesday May 31, 2017.

Health Headlines for Wednesday May 31, 2017.

In today's health headlines, NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro talks about a bill recently approved by state lawmakers that could authorize experimental treatments for childbirth.

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